As such, the harassment is illegal – even when done by the government. Such operations also violate similar fundamental rights defined by state constitutions.
Stalking is also specifically prohibited by the criminal codes of every state in America.
Nothing hurts the case for security like an outage caused by security.
The second thing that came to mind is related to the points I recently made about Windows XP file system decay.
Tactics include – but are not limited to – slander, blacklisting, “mobbing” (intense, organized harassment in the workplace), “black bag jobs” (residential break-ins), abusive phone calls, computer hacking, framing, threats, blackmail, vandalism, “street theater” (staged physical and verbal interactions with minions of the people who orchestrate the stalking), harassment by noises, and other forms of bullying.Symantec needs to take a serious look at why PGP was in the list of affected systems, for example.Does Symantec even use in-house their Endpoint product with their PGP product on Windows XP?The fact that Microsoft is not maintaining the XP file system (NTFS) in the same manner as their newer OS might be the key to this issue. Details are still emerging but the official Symantec statement is in an article titled SEP 12.1 Win XP Users Experiencing Blue Screen when running Proactive Threat Protection Definitions July 11th 2012 rev 11.In short, their Endpoint product released an update that was incompatible with other software trying to access the XP file system (including Symantec’s own PGP).Since the fix was to remove the bad update and replace it with one that is able to work with the other products it’s clear Symantec was at fault.